Avon Dollars for Scholars, Inc.

aka Avon Dollars for Scholars   |   Avon, CT   |  www.avon.dollarsforscholars.org

Mission

Avon Dollars for Scholars' mission is to assist graduating high school seniors to pursue post-secondary education. Scholarships are awarded based on need, merit or a combination of both. While most scholarships are one-time, Avon Dollars for Scholars also awards 4-year scholarships in some cases. Residents of Avon and students at Avon High School, regardless of residence, are eligible to apply.

Ruling year info

1962

President

Joanne Beers

Main address

PO Box 706

Avon, CT 06001 USA

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Formerly known as

Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of Avon, Inc.

EIN

46-5408723

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Scholarship Awards

Scholarships are awarded based on need, merit or a combination of both to graduating high school seniors pursuing post-secondary education.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Financials

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Avon Dollars for Scholars, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 5/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mardelle Pena

Joanne Beers

David Kotler

Michael Mezheritskiy

Catherine Indomenico

John Carmon

Kevin Colvin

Pasquale Cirone

Steve Hahn

Heather Maguire

Joan Reiski

Ritu Saxena

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Equity strategies

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.